A native of Germany, violinist Christine Vitale studied at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, with Vesselin Parashkevov, before she came to the United States in 1995. As a recipient of the Starling Scholarship Award she continued her undergraduate studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) with Kurt Sassmannshaus and Piotr Milewski, as well as with Dorothy DeLay. She graduated in 2000 with a Masters of Music degree from Boston University College of Fine Arts, where she studied with the concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra Malcolm Lowe. Ms. Vitale is a member of the Boston Ballet Orchestra and she regularly performs with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, the Boston Pops and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
While maintaining her career as a violinist in Boston, Ms. Vitale also earned a Doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Sport/Performance Psychology from Boston University. As a psychologist, Ms. Vitale works with individuals to implement a personalized program of mind-based skills to optimize performance. She has helped musicians and athletes perform well under pressure and deal productively with aspects such as performance anxiety, concentration issues, low confidence, motivational and time management problems.